Brock Media Clips for Friday, Oct. 2

Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.

COVID Alert app nears 3 million users, but only 514 positive test reports: Associate Professor of Political Science Blayne Haggart spoke to CTV News about the federal government’s use of misguided messaging while trying to get Canadians to use the COVID Alert app.

National childcare program key to economic recovery: Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Social Sciences Kate Bezanson spoke to Newstalk 610 CKTB and the St. Catharines Standard about the need for significant long-term investment in a national childcare program to combat the effects of the current recession. Bezanson also appeared on Newstalk 610 CKTB’s roundtable.

Canadian rights groups urge Trudeau to end Saudi arms sales: Assistant Professor of Labour Studies Simon Black discussed the possibility of converting arms manufacturing into other types of production in an Al Jazeera article about Canadian arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Decolonial Reading Circle to meet virtually: In a Niagara This Week article, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Robyn Bourgeois invited members of the community to join the Decolonial Reading Circle, which will focus on Indigenous authors as well as a guided reading of the final report of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Public health turning to Snapchat for COVID-19 messaging: Professor of Child and Youth Studies Tony Volk talked to the St. Catharines Standard and Brinkwire about the different methods of communication that are needed to ensure young people are compliant with safety regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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